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the himeleyans home to deadly earthquakes. >> almost the entire town has vanished from the scene. >> reporter: children trapped below a collapsed school and sometime -- sometime s a prayer is answered. one man lives to tell the story all next on a second look. good evening and welcome to a second look. i'm julie haener. right now nepal is mourning the thousands who died after a
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quake struck over the weekend. a mountain range created when the land mass of india slammed into the euroasia continent. it was from that area in the himeleyans that on october 8, 2005, a 7.6 earthquake hit near cashmere killing 36,000 people. sarah sidner filed this report from the days after the quake hit. >> reporter: rescue workers in three south asian countries are working tirelessly to dig out survivors like here where more than 100 people are trapped. >> the damage caused is mostly in the mountainous area. in certain areas of the entire villages they have collapsed in
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certain areas almost the entire town has vanished from the scene. the earthquake struck just before 9:00 their time saturday morning. the power of the quake caused buildings to sway for about a minute in the capitals of afghanistan, pakistan and india. an area some 625 miles across. most of the devastation occurred in the mountains of northern pakistan. the urgent task of pulling the injured began. >> and we have basically makeshift hospitals to provide medical aid to those who are injured. >> reporter: in south asian the rescue work is grueling. some of it is being done by hand. some by bulldozers but all with
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a strong hope of saving those still trapped in the piles of rubble. in pakistan's capital islamabad, ultra sensitive -- as time passes more and more bodies are being retrieved. the 7.6 quake damage a large part of the country. in afghanistan there was visible damage there. >> in one stroke everything fell flat. we do not know how it happened. >> i have never been through such a situation in my life. and i was pretty scared actually. >> reporter: today pakistan's president pleaded for help. >> i would like to appeal to the pakistanis abroad, god has given you a lot.
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and today, your nation requires your support. >> reporter: his appeals are being heard. in britain which has the largest pakistani community aid is being mobilized both by citizens and country officials. china has pledged 6 million in aid, australia 4.4 million and the u.s. has pledged an unspecified amount of financial assistance. >> reporter: in the days following the quake, more than 900 aftershocks hit the area frightening survivors and complicated the rescue efforts. many of the children buried were children who were in their school when it collapsed. >> reporter: they also saved a young woman. those two and this man a tailor named terik trapped for almost three days until rescue today are rare exceptions. in this region's worse ever
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disaster from the air you're struck by near total destruction. across cities and rural villages scattered among the most rugged mountains on earth in northern pakistan. the earthquake wiped entire towns. stunned survivors today were picking through rubble for loved ones. it's all the more painful because many perhaps most of the dead and injured are school children who were indoors under shaky roofs when the quake hit saturday morning. >> it was daytime, when the schools were full of children and it is that place where probably mass casualties might have occurred. >> reporter: they say hundreds more remain trapped beneath tons of rubble that rescuers can't move. pakistani officials say the
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death toll is likely declining significantly. roads to many areas remain unpassable. >> early tomorrow morning as the sun comes up those helicopters will start working in support of pakistan authorities and the military. >> reporter: pakistan declined indiana's officer of helicopter but did accept material aid. indiana's cashmere region also suffered at least 2,000 dead. pakistani soccer stadiums are refugee centers for a vast sea of survivors. more than 2 million people are desperate for food and shelter. soldiers report fighting for scarce supplies and aid officials say many survivors may yet die of starvation and disease and exposure while
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waiting for help. following the 2005 quake in cashmere the u.s. geological survey put it in a local perspective. the pakistani capital of islamabad was about as far away from the earthquake. the earthquake in cashmere was more than 10 times stronger than loma prieta. >> the damage there looks like it's occurred in the type of structures we worry about. concrete frame buildings that don't have adequate steel reinforcement. we know these are killer. there's problems all over the world where earthquakes occur. still to come on a second look. an injured baby survives the cashmere quake but her mother does not. the challenges of getting aid to those who need it most. and later, hiking alone an american professor must save himself after he falls into a deep crack in the ice. >> that hurt bad. but i can get out.
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welcome back to second look, the international community is pledging millions of dollars in aid following that seven point quake. but airports in the area are overwhelmed. flights have had to be diverted causing precious time. and as paula hancock reported in 2005 this is not a new problem in the region. >> just a baby. >> this baby was 5 years five years -- five days old when the quake hit and her mother was able to save her just before she died. they can't find anyone to air lift the newborn to a hospital.
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her father looks on helpless. jonathan hochton is helping dr. hafar to set up a makeshift hospital to hope those injured. >> if we help you to establish a small clinic do you have paramedics? >> reporter: america is bringing antibiotics, antidiarrheal tablets and vitamins. but these essentials have taken a week to reach the area. hochton has $1.6 million worth of medicine all the way from amsterdam that drew problems all the way. the pakistan military confiscated local trucks privately hired to transfort the boxes saying they were
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needed elsewhere. and a shortage of helicopter delayed delivery of these basic drugs. >> they also would need -- >> reporter: jonathan hochton now has a list of the immediate needs. he wants to buy as many as possible locally. he is determined to deliver at least a large tent to the mobile hospital within 10 hours. >> if you can give us any kind of, there's a limit where you can squeeze on one. then at least at night we can go and we can -- >> these two children lost their mother and sister in the quake. now at least they have shelter here. so does the miracle baby. but they need so much more to begin to build a life. paula hancock, pakistani
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controlled cashmere. and after the quake, many were quick to dig into their pockets to help others. >> reporter: the village where this woman grew up is destroyed. she's lost 35 extended family members in the quake. >> who knows who's dying right now because i heard from the rubble they're asking for water and now, you cannot hear those voices. >> reporter: she says it's difficult because she won't be able to share her childhood home with her two children. >> i lost my identity because that's the thing -- it's a big thing. i belonged to that place. i always referred myself that i belonged from there and i belonged to a family where i know everybody. >> reporter: it's stories like that and the devastating pictures on the news that had bay area residents dropping off donations for the pakistan earthquake victims by the carload at the hidea foundation
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store this morning. for many it's personal. >> i read it on the newspaper. my heart goes out to those people. i'm from the same part of the world. i'm from india. but the strike next door and i just feel so sad about this whole thing. >> reporter: the quake has many wondering how they can lend a helping hand. >> i feel like the weather i'm sort of blessed people. now living over here, we have lots lots of responsibility for those people who are living there. >> reporter: the nonprofit helps in worldwide disasters. they collected goods for victims of the tsunami, hurricanes katrina and rita and is now working to send relief to parts of pakistan where the need is overwhelming. >> there are hundreds and hundreds of villages that's completely wiped out on the. when i understand in the cashmere area there are no roads. all the bridges have gone down.
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no light and completely they are cut off from the whole world. >> it'll be two months tomorrow that a 7.6 earthquake devastated parts of pakistan and india. the numbers alone are staggering. 3million people lost their homes, 87 their lives. among the dead are this fremont's mother and sister-in- law and nephew. they were all crushed inside the home. >> after eight days they found the bodies. my husband went there to help bury. >> reporter: the new enemy is winter. temperatures have dipped below freezing and many relief investigations fear that unless enough tents and warm clothes reach these people soon the death toll from the cold will dwarf the deaths from if quake. >> there's no real ability to air lift them out. there's no place to air lift them to. >> most like shooting kind of feeling that, oh god.
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we are here, we have a roof, we have a heater. you know, so but things, when i think about my own people there. you know without a roof, without a heater. so it's sad. >> reporter: defense secretary rumsfeld traveled deep just 10 miles from the devastating earthquake that killed more than 73,000 pakistanis to say thank you to u.s. service members providing health care to earthquake survivors. >> the fact that, you all are here and doing what you do and doing it so well and so professionally and so much skill and so much compassion is something that makes america proud and certainly it makes the pakistani people appreciative. the earthquake left more than 3-1/2 million pakistanis homeless with winter setting in. today u.s. chinook helicopters flew over head carrying some of the 0 zero -- 10 million
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relief supplies that have already been delivered. so far, tens of thousands have been attended to at these hospitals. a look at an avalanche bearing down the incredible story behind these pictures. and with ribs broken and a broken arm, a story of survival after a 70-foot fall into a hole of the himeleyans.
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when the earthquake hit in cashmere on april 25th, it unleashed a vast wall of snow and ice at the base camp of mount everest. people tried to outrun the avalanche but found themselves buried in its path. >> [ bleep ], [ bleep ], [ bleep ] >> reporter: one survivor says
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he was terrified, he dug himself from what could have been his grave. the deadly came almost exactly a year after another deadly disaster on mount everest. it was april 18 of last year when an avalanche struck. this video obtained by the new york times shows sherpa guidance making their way up the mountain before a large chunk of ice collapsed. he tried to help the injured guides. but he says what sticks with him the most is the fear he saw in those who survived and the tears that filled their eyes.
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16 sherpas died. the men were setting ropes for climbers later that day. and the tragedy has brought attention to the dangerous jobs sherpas have. >> reporter: the faces of the 16 men are seen during this procession. hundreds line the streets as their bodies were taken for creation. >> - - cremations. >> i believe this is going to be hard for their families. they've lost their breadwinners, their fathers, their sons. >> reporter: one of the world's least developed nations, sherpa guides could make $6,000 in a three month period. during the time known as the spring expedition. that money is 10 times the
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national average salary. >> at the moment the view of all sherpas is that we should mourn for everett. sherpa mountaineer are now negotiating for pay. >> it's going to affect climbing for years to come. an american professor doing research in the high mountains of the himeleyans was alone when he took a fall. >> i fell through that hole, thankfully i didn't keep falling. that way. >> reporter: trapped alone 70 feet below the ice. professor john al was broken, bruceed and fighting for his
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life. my right arm has seized, i can't use it anymore. >> reporter: al was hiking alone in a himeleyan mountain when he slipped on a crevase. >> reporter: he decided to dig himself out. >> it's amazing the damage that the body can take and still survive. the pain was wonderful let's put it that way. >> reporter: it took five hours eventually reaching his research team's camp where the professor was later rescued. >> it happened so quickly i was thinking thank god i stopped and i was still alive. because i expected just to keep
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going and to hit the ledge and catch that little piece of ice saved my life. >> i have looked over the edge into the abyss and now i can really appreciate living and being with my family. it was in 1997 that two spaniards were climbing when they were trapped in a avalanche.
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for those living in nepal every after shock catches the fear of the earthquake that claimed thousands of lives. there's no systems that can predict a quake there are
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systems that can issue a warning. when the napa quake hit last year, the shake alert warned 10 seconds before it hit. california has a small prototype system that can one day provide a more widespread warning. last year ken pritchett took a look at that system. >> reporter: this is mexico city last week a 7.2 quake shakes the capital. but it wasn't a surprise for many. look at this. a reporter hears a quake. it is a full 40 second before the first shaking began. mexico has it and so does japan. an earthquake early warning system credited with saving lives in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. now california is funding the first steps to build a similar system to provide tens of seconds of warnings that an
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earthquake is coming. wheaton says he's all for it. >> i was in the loma prieta at the time, i would have gotten out of the house. >> we added a lot of people to the plan and it's already caught up to us. >> reporter: places like japan and mexico build early warning systems in response to major quakes. california's system would work the same by detecting fast moving but less powerful size man waves and issuing a warning before the slower destructive wave arrives. it's estimated the system will cost $80 million with a target of 2016 for completion. >> if you have sirens that warn people that imminent danger is coming it could save lives. >> that's it for this week's
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second look. i'm julie haener, thank you so much for watching.
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